In-House Engineering Excellence, since 1977

We have been selling and renting new and used shipping containers as well as manufacturing custom enclosures. We take pride in our excellent customer service and in providing the highest quality product at competitive pricing. We strive to maintain the largest sale & rental inventory of new and used shipping containers in Western Canada, with 5 yards throughout BC and Alberta.

We offer a wide range of secure storage, modular building, and enclosure solutions that can be customized to suit your needs. Custom manufacturing services are provided at our plant on Mitchell Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. Container modifications range from installing an extra door to building a container office or constructing complex industrial enclosures. Engineering services are available.

"At ContainerWest, we have honed our abilities and continue to adapt with the industry to provide unique containerized solutions for all ranges of customers."
Dexter Olund ContainerWest
Dexter Olund

Founder & CEO

Management Team

Our executive leadership and management teams bring decades of insight and expertise to a broad spectrum of functions within the organization.

Dean Olund ContainerWest
Dean Olund

President | P.Eng, MBA (Queens)

Dean is a mechanical engineer and business leader with over 30 years of construction, mining and industrial sales experience. He is passionate about distilling problems and solutions to their essence.

Dexter Olund ContainerWest
Dexter Olund

CEO | P.Eng (retired), BASc

Dexter, a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, has over 35 years experience designing, manufacturing and selling logging machines. Leading ContainerWest since 2002, he enjoys working with customers to develop new products and solutions.

Brenda Lee ContainerWest
Brenda Lee

Director of Finance | CPA, CGA

With a background in the private enterprise market at KPMG, Brenda leads our accounting department. Her experience in assurance and tax help streamline processes for efficiency while adding value to the company’s bottom line.

In-House Engineering Expertise


What distinguishes ContainerWest from our competitors is that  we have our own in-house engineering team and self-perform the construction work — this allows us to be your primary contractor for the entire project. Being the single point of contact provides a significant opportunity to improve project management and scheduling, as well as reducing overall costs.

Our 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility is located on Mitchell Island, in the Vancouver Area, and provides a quality controlled environment for the fabrication of your shipping container project.

We have established

an extensive supplier network, container and logistics expertise that allow us to…

  • Reduce supply risk in an industry prone to economic impacts
  • Negotiate preferred rates and terms
  • Establish quality criteria for the products we order
  • Source custom and specialty products
  • Decrease lead time, even on specialty containers
  • Coordinate delivery of containers to even the most remote sites

Shipping Containers Solutions

Containerized Building Solutions for all ranges of customers.

We have the resources, experience, and expertise to meet your project requirements: big or small.